Challenge of the month, November 2019: let’s hear it for the children!

This month’s challenge was inspired by Halloween, because it’s such a great time for children watching.  Unfortunately Halloween falls in October this year, but maybe you could trick the judges and treat us with an early entry.

Whatever.  This month is dedicated to children – yours, trick or treaters, kids on bikes, waifs on the street, even youngsters from any species or kingdom.  It would be nice if you can get your bike into the picture, but children are often shy or fast moving targets.  It’s acceptable if you just affirm that yours or somebody’s bike is in the vicinity.

My favorite example would be a photo that is unfortunately locked away in our storage unit back home: my Cannondale in a small square in Umbria, in collision with a small wheeled vehicle powered by a young boy doing laps on the square.  Oops!  We’re a half day from Orvieto, where we will discover in about five hours that the Twin Towers have just collapsed.  It’s amazing to me that it never registered before now that I took this photo on 9/11/2001.

So, since that photo is not available, I’ll offer up this shot of newborn twins and their proud mother that we passed today in southern Portugal.  Trust me, my Bike Friday is just yards away, on the other side of a barbed wire fence.

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12 response to "Challenge of the month, November 2019: let’s hear it for the children!"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: October 30, 2019

    Such cute babies and mama. This will prove an interesting, and perhaps … well, challenging challenge ;’-0

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: October 30, 2019

    Yes, a challenging challenge! I’m not good at photographing people. Guess I’ll have to look for some baby cats or something.
    Actually, I only had one entry with a flag this month. Not up to par. I can only get better I guess.

    • By: NancyG Posted: November 1, 2019

      I don’t normally take photos of people either Suzanne — strangers anyway. Yesterday on my Halloween ride I passed by children playing on things in the school yard that would have made somewhat of an interesting photo. But I felt that teachers or other adults would think that strange and consider I might be either stalking or from social services looking for reason to take a child away from a family. I can have a strange working mind, but I did work in Social Services even though not with children or protective services. I have an idea of how the system works.

      And I have little hope of seeing baby animals around here in November, so my contribution for this month will be slim to none. I shall however, keep cycling and will post here when I have something to post.

      • By: Scooter Posted: November 1, 2019

        They don’t have to be babies, Nancy. Or people. Or animals, even. Colts, calves, puppies, kittens, the young at heart, seedlings, they’re all fair game. Just don’t eat them, in spite of what Mr Gumby suggests.

        • By: Suzanne Posted: November 2, 2019

          I guess I should be able to find some young at heart, Maybe a selfie – thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

      • By: Suzanne Posted: November 2, 2019

        Here in Germany People can get very paranoid About anyone taking Pictures of Children, or anything for that matter. I don’t really get it.
        And I am very tired of my German spell-check capitalizing everything and then having to correct it!!!!!! I don’t know how to turn it off.

        • By: Scooter Posted: November 2, 2019

          Interesting, and good to know. We plan to be in Germany next autumn, so if I can hold a thought for that long I’ll know to be careful.

          • By: Suzanne Posted: November 2, 2019

            Wow, Germany next autumn! We won’t be in Spain this winter, so I guess you just have to come to Germany. I am looking forward to it!

        • By: Scooter Posted: November 2, 2019

          Yup, if our plans hold up we expect to be up in your neighborhood next fall. We’ll start in Trieste, take the Alpe-Adria to Salzburg, and then turn west toward France. We should be passing near your front door late September sometime.

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